Rock & Roll Man The Musical

About This Show

A New Musical Celebrating the Life of the Legendary DJ Alan Freed


Starring Tony Award®-nominee Constantine Maroulis & Emmy Award Winner Joe Pantoliano


A parade of hits.” –NY Times

4 STARS! “The audience is in rock & roll heaven!” –New York Stage Review

Delivers a parade of hits, irresistible choreography & top-notch performances!” –TheaterMania

HIGHLY ENTERTAINING!  Brilliantly performed by an excellent, expert ensemble, ROCK & ROLL MAN is a musical history excursion to anyone who cares about American music, and what the best of our culture can be when it embraces it wealth of diversity.” –Splash Magazine


The original musical about a musical original. Alan Freed was a trailblazing Cleveland DJ who heard the future—and knew he had to let it sing. He named the genre “Rock & Roll,” bringing music to the masses and integrating artists and audiences on the airwaves and in concerts for the first time in history, uniting people through their love of music. Along the way, he became an icon to the nation’s youth—and a target for the nation’s establishment.

This timeless, joyous and incredibly entertaining musical will move people of all ages and backgrounds.  Featuring an original score, as well as classics created by legends such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Drifters, The Coasters and The Platters,  including genre-defying hits like “Tutti Frutti,” “Maybellene,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Yakety Yak,” and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love.”

Freed’s passion for music inspired the generation that changed society forever!

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: June 3, 2023 Opening Night: June 21, 2023 Final Performance: September 1, 2023
Location: New World Stages, New York City

340 W 50th St,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | June 21, 2023
Constantine Maroulis stars as the radio personality who promoted rock and roll in its infancy.

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